Text by Masha Lopatova, creative director of Fashion IQ
“MoMA Museum is by far my favorite museum in the world. What makes it the best, is the extraordinary selection and collection of incredible artwork.”
To me MoMA almost feels like Barneys NY only in art. It perfectly illustrates the world of art of the 20th century covering popular big names that became a classic. It’s not too overwhelming and very easy to comprehend. It has this aura that makes you want to come back again. I visit the museum all the time wanting to come back for more. Whether I am in a bad mood or just happen to be in the area, I always stop by. It’s a great way to recharge, distract or even meditate.
Recently I was there because of the current exhibition of Henry Matisse ‘The Cut-Outs’, which was interesting but slightly disappointing because no pictures were allowed to be taken although I cheated a little with my iPhone. The rest of the photos were taken rightfully with consent. As I mentioned, Matisse started very lightly with his cut outs, simply operating like a child with construction paper, and further advanced his craft into something that later became groundbreaking. What seemed like a good experiment in the beginning that he probably never took seriously, over time turned into a brilliant inventiveness and unique work of art.
Now a little tip in regards of the MoMA – getting an admission isn’t easy. Especially on the busy days or the days of the big openings. Don’t be greedy and buy yourself a membership, it is worth it! That will get you in with no line and any additional ticket will cost only 5 dollars. This rule is applied for any temporary exhibit. Below you will see the compilations of my all time favorite pieces of MoMA that remain permanent there and can be seen 7 days a week pretty much all year round.
“MoMA to me is always a great reason to come back to NYC when I am not living here.”
© Fashion IQ, 2015